The multilateral project just got approval which had applied few months ago by Government of India (Department of Science and Technology (International Multilateral and Regional Cooperation Division).

The Project entitled “Development of Metal-Organic Framework Nanofiber Based Photocatalytic Membranes and Reactors for Multi-polluted Water Treatment” has been approved for funding under ASEAN- India Collaborative R&D scheme under ASEAN-India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF).

ASEAN-India Science & Technology Collaboration formally started in 1996 with establishment of ASEAN India S&T working group (AIWGST). Initially, the collaborative S&T projects and activities between India and ASEAN were supported through ASEAN India Fund (AIF) but in 2008, a dedicated ASEAN India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) with an equivalent amount of 1 million US $ was established jointly by MEA and DST to support R&D projects and associated project development activities. The AISTDF was enhanced to an equivalent amount of 5 Million US$ through an announcement by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on sidelines of ASEAN-India Summit in Malaysia in November 2015. The ASEAN-India Innovation Platform is the major element of enhanced AISTDF.

Several projects and scientific activities have been supported and implemented under ASEAN India S&T program which includes-

  • ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D on Thermally Sprayed Ceramic-Based Coatings
  • R&D project on Extent of Transfer of Alien Invasive Organisms (Nuisance) in South/SE Asia Region by Shipping
  • Training Course on Analysis of Chemicals and Biological Contaminants in Raw and Processed Products for ASEAN Countries

Congratulations to Assoc Prof Dr Lau Woei Jye dan Assoc Prof Dr Juhana as team member for this project. Looking forward for a more fruitful collaboration.

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